Creating Sharepoint 2013 Test Farm from Production Farm Backup?


  • Hi everyone

    We currently have prod farm in our Company and a test farm. Both Environments consist of the same Servers and unfortunately the testing farm ist currenty not up to date with the production farm.

    We are now planning to update the test farm so that its configuration and content are the same as the ones on PROD.

    My question is whether there is any documentation on how to do that properly?

    We have to able to copy all the Content, search, termstore, Content type Hub, Webapplications etc..

    How do you guys do such a Task? Whats the easiest and fastest way to do that?

    I couldnt find any appropriate documentation from Microsoft or anyone to perform that Task.

    Can you provide me with some good documentation for that?

    SP Farm Backups?
    3rd Party Tools? Sharegate?
    SQL DB Backups?

    Our Environment consist of a search, Batch, front end and a Office web apps Server.

    Thanks for your help!

    Kind Regards


    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 8:52 AM

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